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Golden Recruiting Wire: Kyle Boehm from Mitty Is the Next Tom Brady?

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October 12, 2010 | October 6, 2010


Visitors for Cal-Arizona State Weekend

  • Jalen Jefferson, ATH St Bonaventure (Ventura, CA) will be visiting Berkeley officially. Jefferson visited Washington last weekend [1]. Cal and Washington are Jefferson's co-leaders.
  • Patrick Flavin, OT Benet Academy (Lisle, IL) is also visiting Berkeley this weekend [2]. Illinois, Boston College, UCLA are in the running [$3].


Tedford & Company

  • Kyle Boehm, QB (Cal) Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, CA) is the 2010 Steve Clarkson Super 7 award recipient [4].

    Not too long ago, I was able to stand on the sideline for a NFL contest that featured the New England Patriots versus the New York Giants.  Covering the field like a blanket were two fifty-three man rosters, coaching staffs, support staffs, over a hundred media members, stadium operations teams, guests, and numerous other individuals.  The magnitude of this experience and dulling of the senses you feel from the electricity in the air and your surroundings is enough to make you appear like a statue.  Yet as the stadium lights illuminate in full force with night upon us and physical furry about to be unleashed on the field, you can’t help but notice the game face of Tom Brady.  No smiles, no wasted chit-chat, a machine in his pre-game preparation.  His body language and expressions dictated to all in attendance that he was ready to compete!

    The 2010 Steve Clarkson Super 7 award recipient, Kyle Boehm from Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, CA mirrors the intensity and game face I witnessed that day in East Rutherford, NJ.  Kyle Boehm is your ultimate competitor, who at 6’3 220lbs, seized every opportunity presented to him throughout the 2010 Steve Clarkson Dreammaker Tour solidifying his position within our elite fraternity of quarterbacks that includes Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Leinart, Matt Cassel, Jimmy Clausen, Josh Freeman and numerous others.

  • Viliami Moala, DT Grant (Sacramento, CA) ready to stop college running backs now [5].
    I'll leave the longest shot for last Viliami Moala from Grant High in Sacramento. A five-star physical beast at the spot apparently has Cal at the top of his list. Would be an enormous get for the Bears as he's all but ready to start stopping the run in college right now. he says distance is a factor and has visited Washington and ASU so far. No word on whether he'd visit Eugene but it is the next  closest BCS school to his home besides Cal and Stanford. Based on all the talk, he's going to be a Bear. Again, just a gut feeling but read 20 articles and you'll see it looks like it right now.
  • Todd BarrTodd Barr, DT Lakewood (Lakewood, CA) attended Cal-USC game at the LA Coliseum [6]. Florida's loss lessened Barr's excitement for Gainesville [7].
  • Todd BarrHardy Nickerson Jr., LB Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland, CA) {2012} interviewed about Dragons' shutout of Tennyson 63-0 [8].
  • Thomas Johnson, ATH Skyline (Dallas, TX) {2012} is not focused on recruiting right now. Instead, Johnson is focused on getting back on the field. He's taken notice of the WR performance at Texas A&M [9].
  • Byron Marshall, RB Valley Christian (San Jose, CA) {2012} was impressed by Shane Vereen's performance [$10] and plans to vist Berkeley again this month [$11].

    Marshall has seen his stock rise since the NFTC camp in Palo Alto [$12]. He just picked up offers from Arizona [$13] and USC [14].
  • Zach Banner, OL Lakes (Lakewood, WA) {2012} 6-9/310lbs was taken out after a helmet-to-helmet hit in the Lancers' win [15].
  • Jason GibsonJason Gibson, OLB, George Farmer, WR, Marqise Lee, ATH Serra (Gardena, CA)

    Hosted by Kaelin Clay, Farmer really liked the Cal Band (HT TooMuchToBear)

    Farmer was named #4 WR of 2011 by Tom Lemming [16].
    "People might be surprised to hear a guy like George doesn’t demand the ball on each and every play, he’s one of the country’s best players, most kids with that kind of status tend to have big egos," Serra coach Scott Altenberg said of Farmer, who ESPNU ranks as the nation’s No.2 wideout and 13th prospect overall.

    “George is different, he’s very humble, he's a throwback kind of player in some ways. He knows we have 11 players on offense that are more than capable of contributing on any given Friday night. He gets it, he's unique in that sense. George is one of those guys who makes everyone around him better because he’s willing to do the little things on the field that don’t always show up in the box score at the end of games. He knows that there’s bigger things than just personal statistics [17].’’
    Lee met Tevin Carter and really liked the coaches (HT TooMuchToBear).
    "Before this visit, I was mostly thinking about USC, UCLA, Oregon, Florida and Miami but Cal is right up there now. I haven't set up any other visits but Oregon and Miami will be my next two and I want to visit Florida as well [HT elbarto83 $18]."

    Gibson had more fun than his previous two visits (HT TooMuchToBear). He plans to visit Oregon and Miami w/ Farmer and Lee.

  • Avery Walls, S Eagles Landing Christian Academy (McDonough, GA) had a perfect 10 visit [HT TooMuchtoBear $19].
  • DeAnthony Arnett, WR Saginaw (Saginaw, MI) had an A+ visit [$20]

    Sounds like Cal had a successful official visit weekend and now the Bears are looking even better for landing the signature of wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett (Saginaw, Mich./Saginaw). According to Arnett’s brother Ralph, DeAnthony loved everything about Cal. Arnett didn’t commit, but it sounds like Cal will be there when the dust settles on national signing day [HT elbarto83 $21].

  • Matt Williams, OT North Dakota State College of Science (Wahpeton, ND) enjoyed himself [HT TooMuchtoBear $22]
  • Bryce Treggs, WR St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) {2012} checked out both Cal & Stanford. Cal leads [$23].

    Midseason highlights [24]

  • Brennan Scarlett, DE/TE Central Catholic (Portland, OR) [25]

    Scarlett recently narrowed his list to nine schools - Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Cal, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Notre Dame and LSU - and he plans to start taking official visits soon.

    One source said when Scarlett is 100 percent that some in the area believe he has a better motor than Owamagbe Odighizuwa, a five-star prospect in the 2010 class that signed with UCLA. Odighizuwa is also from the Portland area. That's saying a lot because Odighizuwa proved at last year's Army game that he can go [26].

    Scarlett's size has led Scout to list him as a potential defensive end who will likely play with his hand down and rush the passer full time, but he has the instincts and athleticism to be a full time outside linebacker in the right scheme. He is strong at the point of attack and covers a lot of ground with his long strides. He plays with natural leverage, but also looks like he could benefit from full time in the weight room. His size, instincts and athleticism make him and elite prospect and if he continues to develop he should become and elite player on the next level [27 + In-game video].


  • Colt Lyerla, ATH Hillsboro (Hillsboro, OR) [28]

    "I'm grateful, blessed and excited to get there and to see what it's all about," Lyerla said. "I'm excited to play against the best. They are going to have me play outside linebacker, and I'm looking forward to getting out there and get after some people on defense."

    Hillsboro's head coach Ken Ingram was on hand for the ceremony and was proud of his star player.

    "He makes everyone around him better," Ingram said. "He's such a teammate. He just wants to win and help his team get better. He just plays hard."


    He [Lyerla] currently holds over 30 offers, but hasn't even thought about whether he'll announce his college decision at the game. For the time being, he's set his attention toward the Spartan's season and recruiting has been placed on the backburner [29].

  • Cyrus Hobbi, OG Saguaro (Scottsdale, AZ) officially visited Nebraska [30]. A UCLA coach watched Hobbi's game last Friday night.

    “We’ve had a lot of success here, and Cyrus Hobbi is probably the best lineman ever to come out of this school,” Saguaro coach John Sanders said.

    “He loves to play the game, just an outstanding kid and the first underclassmen in the history of our school to be named a captain [31].

  • Aaron Green, RB James Madison (San Antonio, TX) also visited Nebraska [32].

    Green, the brother of NU redshirt freshman cornerback Andrew Green, ranks as the No. 3 player in Texas, according to, the No. 28 player nationally and the fifth-ranked running back. ESPN’s Scouts Inc., ranks him as the No. 3 back in the nation and the 10th-best player overall.

    The presence of Andrew Green in Lincoln works in the Huskers’ favor.

    “He’s high on Nebraska because his brother is there,” said Jim Streety, Aaron Green’s coach at James Madison High School. “His brother is high on Nebraska, and they’re high on Andrew.”


Monty's Crew

  • Ricardo Gathers, PF 6-6/235 Riverside Academy (Reserve, LA) {2012} will play in the State Farm City of Palms Classic Tourney [33]. He was also selected All-State [34].


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